from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports An arena for equestrian shows.
- n. An open-air stadium with an oval course for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece and Rome.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A horse racing course.
- v. To stage a baseball game to suit gamblers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place set apart for equestrian and chariot races.
- n. An arena for equestrian performances; a circus.
- n. A fraudulent contest with a predetermined winner.
- intransitive v. To arrange contests with predetermined winners.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical antiquity, a place, more or less embellished by art, in which horse-races and chariot-races were run and horses were exercised: sometimes applied to a modern circus.
- n. In sporting slang, a race or other athletic contest in which it is arranged beforehand that a certain contestant shall win; a mock or fraudulent race.
- To conduct races, equestrian, pedestrian, or aquatic, or other contests, in which the result is prearranged by collusion between the managers and the contestants, in order to make gain through betting, etc.: in allusion to the prearranged or perfunctory races in a hippodrome or circus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stadium for horse shows or horse races
French, from Old French ypodrome, from Latin hippodromos, from Greek : hippos, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots + dromos, racecourse.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hippodromos. From Ancient Greek ἱππόδρομος, from ἵππος (hippos, "horse") + δρόμος (drómos, "course"). (Wiktionary)